Meland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meland family

The surname Meland was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when Thomas Mailand held estates in that county.

Important Dates for the Meland family

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Meland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayland, Maylan, Meylan, Maylin, Meylin, Meylen, Meylin, Mailand, Mailen and many more.

Early Notables of the Meland family (pre 1700)

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Meland migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Meland, who landed in Virginia in 1647 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meland (post 1700)

  • Pete Meland (d. 2003), American politician, Member of Alaska State Senate [2]
  • John Meland, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1919-22 [2]
  • Fred M. Meland, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from
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